Manila is a city with many cultural sites to visit -- if you know where to look. On Manila Day, I was given a dose of the city's, nay, the country's culture.
As others went to malls for sale promos or took leisurely walks in the city's parks, free tours of Manila's museums provided a different kind of pleasure.
Children enjoyed the tour at Museo Pambata as they viewed exhibits and interacted with larger-than-life educational displays.
At the Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros, they learned how Chinese culture has influenced the Philippines.
My knowledge of the country was enriched after a historical journey at the National Museum.
A visit to the church that was built during the time of Spanish explorer, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, capped my Manila Day.